Law plays a significant role in the structure and organisation of human affairs and is in large part responsible for the maintenance of order in society. It is a fascinating area of study and useful within many job roles and industries.
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- Duration: 10 weeks (unconfirmed)
- Fees: £440 (unconfirmed)
- Location: Online (unconfirmed)
Introduction to English Law and Legal Method Course overview
Our 10-week Introduction to English Law and Legal Method short course provides a comprehensive introduction to the UK legal system and how this sits within European legislation.
Taught at online, this legal English Law evening class provides a detailed examination of how legal rules are made and applied; and an overview of the twin pillars of state - the courts and the constitution.
You will be encouraged to participate in class discussion on individual topics, including:
- Parliamentary legislation
- The doctrine of precedent
- Equitable principles
- Legal terminology
- Law reporting.
Brexit and the impact of Human Rights Law are also discussed.
This English law course can be beneficial for those wanting to study a degree in Law as it will provide a taster to progress further.
Who is it for?
Our English law course is taught at introductory level and so formal legal training is not required. It is ideal if you have an interest in the law or you are required to understand aspects of the legal process within your role.
Find out more about our Law courses
The Introduction to English Law and Legal Method short course takes place every Wednesday at 18.30 for 10 weeks.
City Short Courses follow the academic year, delivering courses over three terms. These include:
- Autumn - October
- Spring - January
- Summer - April
- Learn from practising industry lawyers at a University with a longstanding reputation in the area of law
- Accessible, online learning taught in small groups
- Awarded a City, University of London certificate
What will I learn?
Our English Law and Legal Method evening course combines classroom lectures with group work and exercises to apply what you learn to real-world cases and scenarios.
Over 10 weekly sessions you will learn to:
- Understand the sources of English law and the English legal system
- Understand the position of English Law in relation to the European legislation
- Understand the impact on English law of the Human Rights Act 1998
- Interpret a statute
- Interpret a UK law report
- Interpret a law report from the European Court of Justice.
Topics covered includes:
- Parliamentary legislation law of equity
- How to find and read case and statute law
- The civil legal system
- The criminal legal system
- Judiciary, jury and funding
- EU law
- Human rights law
- Advocacy and Tribunals.
Assessment and certificates
There are no formal assessments although you will be invited to submit a piece of written work on a topic of your choice. In-class tests and presentations are encouraged but not essential.
You will be awarded an official City, University of London certificate if you attend above 70 percent of the classes, however, our short courses are not formally accredited.
City’s English Law short course is open to everyone with an interest in and enthusiasm for law studies.
No formal qualifications are required, though you will be expected to apply your initiative in sourcing, researching and analysing law reports and parliamentary legislation.
You will need a good level of spoken and written English to enrol on this course.